LGBTQIA+ Inclusion – Inclusive Language Checklist


Published: April 11, 2024

Abstract: In the checklist below, the MRCT Center provides recommendations for the use of language that is respectful to and inclusive of LGBTQIA+ populations. The checklist can be used by stakeholders across the clinical research spectrum, from sponsors to patient navigators, when creating participant-facing documents (e.g., recruitment materials, informed consent forms), drafting study protocol eligibility criteria, and speaking with participants face-to-face. It is our shared responsibility to listen to participants’ and communities’ choice of wording and address, continually learn from each other, and ensure that all eligible people are encouraged to participate by the language that we use.

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